Evil and Suffering

4 Theistic Problems of Evil
theological, philosophical, diverse, challenging
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Theological Problem
challenges the nature of God
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Philosophical Problem
necessary to accept conflicting claims
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Diverse Problem
different forms of evil require different explanations
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Challenging Problems
existence of evil is an objective reality
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Monist approach to evil
evil is an illusion, we cannot see full picture
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Atheist Approach to evil
no God because God must be all-loving
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God is not responsible, Karma is (illusion)
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Evil is real but is a test of faith
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earth is a battlefield of good vs. evil
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The Inconsistent Triad definition
the conjunction of any two entails the negation of the third
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The Inconsistent Triad - Omnipotence, omnibenevolence vs. omniscience
God created the world (Omnipotent) and must be responsible, omniscient so knows that we suffer, omnibenevolent so must want to end our suffering
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The Inconsistent Triad - Nature of God
God is morally imperfect, God is not omnipotent, God is not all-loving
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Purpose of Evil
Evil is a punishment, evil is a test, evil is inevitable, evil allows God's love to be displayed
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Theodicy Qualification
1. does not rewrite classic theistic behaviours of Go
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Theological Problem


challenges the nature of God

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Philosophical Problem


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Diverse Problem


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Challenging Problems


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